EduCatered: Dr. Tequilla Brownie

Key Points

  • As parents/guardians, you have to understand what motivates and interests your child. Don’t assume that someone else will do that. 

  • We often get to opportunity out of crisis.

Tequilla Brownie

We are thrilled to bring you a new podcast from Getting Smart called EduCatered: A Podcast That’s Catered to Educators. Subscribe here!

At Getting Smart, food, education, and innovation are at the heart of our recipe. This podcast mixes it all together to get to know teachers that are doing the work and making a difference. 

We start with the appetizer: what makes these educators unique. Then to the main course, stories and experiences that have helped to shape their practice. Finally, dessert, some tips for what you can do next — creating a future of learning that works for everyone.

On this episode of EduCatered we’re joined by Dr. Tequilla Brownie. While we try to feature educators on this podcast, the work of Tequilla and her organization is too important to pass up.

Tequilla is the recently appointed CEO of TNTP, an organization that is seeking to end the injustice of educational inequality by providing excellent teachers to the students who need them most and by advancing policies and practices that ensure effective teaching in every classroom. 

Tequilla will be leading a session at SXSW EDU on March 8th, 2022 on Disrupting Racial Inequities in K-12 Schools and much of the story of racial inequity is Tequilla’s story as well. 

Let’s listen in as Shawnee and Tequilla discuss the crossover of education and social work, understanding what motivates young people and more. 

Far too many students are the victim, I would say, of adult choices and of low expectations. It ends up being a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Dr. Tequilla Brownie

I am a firm believer that effective teachers are diverse teachers.

Dr. Tequilla Brownie


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